Senior men dominated IM1 coxless at Reading Amateur Regatta 13th June
Another consistent performance for Matt Higginson, Stan Admirall, Chris Mitchell and Andy Pettican saw them beat Vesta easily in the first round. Maidstone Invicta were left in the boys’ wake in the second round and an exciting final with Quintin BC saw the crews race neck and neck down the course with the Henley boys winning by a mere 2 feet.
Genevieve Bailhache-Graham continued her successful build-up to Henley Royal Regatta by taking the honours in the Women’s Senior Sculls. Having beaten Cardiff’s sculler in the first round, Genevieve won her final over Thames RC by some 4 lengths.
J13’s also enjoyed a great day at Reading winning the Victor Ludorum
Both the WJ13 quads reached the final having beaten crews from Lady Eleanor Holles, Surbiton High School and City of Bristol Rowing club by convincing distances. The girls’ crew of Hannah Hills, Freya Jonnson, Georgia Brown, Amber Weller and cox Issy Peterson beat the second crew of Phoebe Snowdon, Freya Reid, Hazel Drury, Jessica Roberts and cox Alex Kelly by two lengths in the final. The J13 boys double of Tom McLellan and Hugo Rompani beat City of Bristol Rowing club in their straight final, again by a considerable margin. Such a successful day’s racing saw Henley Rowing Club win the Victor Ludorum cup which was presented by the new Mayor of Reading, Sarah Hacker.
Meanwhile, over at Marlow Town Regatta …
the WJ 14 girls’ squad was out in force again. The two quads met one another in the Henley vs Henley final with the A quad of Jess Arlett, Livy Peterson, Sophie Hahn and Felicity Parfitt coxed by Esther Morgan winning over crew mates Phoebe Fletcher, Emma Gray, Amelia Crick and Maya Andrews and cox Emmerline Warner. The Henley Octuple coxed by Emmerline Warner also had a taste of success in their final with a significant win over Great Marlow School. The doubles of Miles and Borg, Morgan and Webb failed to reach the finals but produced strong performances in their heats.